This 27-acre preserve is named in honor of Bob Wigley, a beloved islander known for his quiet and generous support of local causes and neighbors in need. There are two short trails, one leading to a gazebo and a second leading to an overlook on the Sanibel River.
Its purchase by SCCF in 2007 completed the acquisition of 6.5 miles of land along the Sanibel River corridor. This land will be preserved in perpetuity as native wildlife habitat. The Bob Wigley Preserve, which consists of three tracts -- the Andrea Waitt Carlton Family Tract, the John and Mary Jo Boler Family Tract, and the Pete & Pat Allen Family Tract -- was dedicated on January 19, 2009.
The Bob Wigley Preserve is accessible by foot or on bike on Casa Ybel Road, near Periwinkle.